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Bird, Phineas Reeves


29 Jan. 1802–25 July 1850. Weaver, stone mason. Born in Trenton, Hunterdon Co., New Jersey. Son of Benjamin Bird and Mary. Moved to Romulus, Seneca Co., New York, by 1810. Moved to Wells, Bradford Co., Pennsylvania, by 1820. Captain in U.S. Army, 10 Jan. 1822–19 Jan. 1829. Married Millicent. Resided in Southport, Tioga Co., New York, 1830 and 1835. Moved to Kirtland, Geauga Co., Ohio, 1835; to Daviess Co., Missouri, by 1838; to Clayton, Adams Co., Illinois, winter 1839; and to Nauvoo, Hancock Co., Illinois, 1840. Received deacon’s license, 3 Mar. 1841; called as deacons quorum president, 21 Mar. 1841. Received elder’s license, 16 May 1842. Resident of Nauvoo First Ward, ca. spring 1842. Left Nauvoo with family to work in pine country of Wisconsin Territory, 21 July 1843. Served as counselor in bishopric at Black River Falls, Crawford Co., Wisconsin Territory, by Sept. 1843. Part of committee that petitioned JS to move Black River Falls Branch to Republic of Texas, Feb. 1844. Left Wisconsin with Lyman Wight company to settle in Texas, 28 Mar. 1845. Spent winter in Fort Johnson, Grayson Co., Texas, 16 Nov. 1845–24 Apr. 1846. Settled at Webber’s Prairie (later Webberville), Travis Co., Texas, 6 June 1846. Moved to Zodiac, Bexar Co., Texas, ca. June 1847. Buried in Zodiac.